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Species Liposthenes glechomae

Gall wasp larva - Liposthenes glechomae Creeping Charley galls - Liposthenes glechomae YES! It's alive. - Liposthenes glechomae Creeping Charley gall wasp, dead, lateralX - Liposthenes glechomae Ground Ivy Gall [=Liposthenes glechomae??] ID Request - Liposthenes glechomae larva of gall insects - Liposthenes glechomae Galls caused by Liposthenes glechomae on Glechoma hederacea - Liposthenes glechomae Ground ivy gall wasp - Liposthenes glechomae
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Cynipoidea
Family Cynipidae (Gall Wasps)
Tribe Aulacideini (Herb Gall Wasps)
Genus Liposthenes
Species glechomae (Liposthenes glechomae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aylax glechomae
Explanation of Names
Author: Linnaeus 1758
The species epithet is derived from the genus of the host plant.
Larvae develop in galls on Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy / gill-over-the-ground / creeping Charlie).
Non native, introduced from Europe. The host plant is also a non native.